Date of Stay: July, 2012
Easy access for big rigs, lots of pull through sites and level paved roads within park. Full hookup sites (most are 30 amp, only 10 have 50 amp) are gravel but it's nice, landscape quality gravel and they were very level. Sites were plenty long enough, but a little snug width wise. Not much room between you and your neighbour although they have done a good job separating the sites with hedges and small trees to give you some sense of privacy. Bathrooms were modern and immaculate. Showers were nice and high, good pressure but they cost $2/5 minutes and no temperature control. On site laundry was a bit expensive at $3/wash & dry but convenient. Very disappointed with the Wi-Fi while we were here, it barely worked but they were having problems with their service provider. Some repeat customers we talked to said that this was unusual, normally the Wi-Fi works well. No cable TV but good reception via antenna. If you have a dog, you'll love the Cochrane off leash dog walk/park right outside the RV park along the Bow River.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
If there were any 30 amp hookups here, we couldn't find them. All we saw was 20 amp with water hookups (no sewer hook ups or dump station). Not ideal on a hot day (couldn't run our air conditioner) but with limited choices in the area and a long day of driving, we decided to stopover. Half of the RV sites back on to the golf course parking lot so you hear all the golf conversations as well as the arming and disarming of car alarms as people come and go, starting early in the morning, The other sites were further from the parking lot in a slightly better location. The paved sites were reasonably level once you got over the hump and parked on the pad. No pull through sites here, all back ins. Washrooms were dated, just a little better than barely useable, a really good cleaning would help a lot! TV reception via antenna was very poor due to the fact the golf course and RV park is in a ravine/valley. No Wi-Fi to be found, even at the club house. Expensive for the little you get.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
Very big rig friendly park and excellently maintained. Gravel sites, each with a concrete sidewalk and some sites, like the one we were on, have a nice patch of lawn and a tree. Very welcome touch in the desert. Bathrooms are simple, but spotless and spacious. 2 washers ($1.50) and 2 dryers ($1) on site, also very clean. No cable TV, but all network TV stations available via antenna when pointed towards the mountain. Even though the park is right on Hwy 191, it's pretty quiet here, traffic is light. WIFI was acceptable, but has some room for improvement. My MAC kept getting disconnected, but my husband's PC worked fine. Blanding is a great location to explore south east Utah, There's so much to see within a day trip from here we extended our stay to 2 weeks. We went to Natural Bridges National Monument, Hovenweep National Monument, Mesa Verde National Park, Canyonlands National Park (south entrance) and some other lesser know local hikes and attractions. The host here is a wealth of knowledge about the area and happy to share that with guests. We'd come back if we're ever in the area again.
Date of Stay: April, 2012
The park here is nothing fancy; no shade, sandy, spacious sites with a little grass, but there’s also a paved parking lot if you don't want to park on sand. But you go here for the beach, and it's just a short walk away, on the other side of the dunes. No problems navigating our 38 ft. 5th wheel around. WI-FI works best at sites closest to the main admin building. We ended up in site 25 (surprisingly very level) and got good WI-FI speed. Very impressed with the bath houses; modern, clean and lots of toilets and showers. They aren't open to the general public; campers get a key card to access them. You even have your choice of stair or elevator access to them if you have physical limitations. Had the weather cooperated, I'm sure I would have given this place a 10 but the day after we arrived, a bad weather system moved in and stayed for the entire week we were there. Extremely high winds whipped the sand around so much that it wasn't even pleasant to be outside. All of our equipment, bikes, chairs, trailer got coated in sticky, gritty, sand. What a mess! The same system also threw tons of seaweed in the water and on the beach which made swimming or fishing next to impossible. The day we left was gorgeous, and the county workers had almost cleared all the seaweed away. They work fast! It was our first time camping this close to the beach, and to be honest, we'll think twice (and check the weather forecast) before we do it again.
Date of Stay: March, 2012
We came here because of the previous good reviews, and it didn't disappoint. Enjoyed the RV park and the area so much we extended our original 7 night stay to 22 nights. (Price per night reflects monthly rate of $225 divided by 22); electricity is extra. We have a 38 ft 5th wheel toy hauler, and the owners let us occupy 2 sites so we could easily access our stuff via the big back door any time (the park wasn't full then). The owners live on site and take obvious pride in their park. They are extremely hospitable and go out of their way to make you feel at home...as did all the other winter Texans while we were there. The rec hall was home to a weekly pot luck ,and everyone attending contributed something to the feast. The owners even generously provided the main meat dish when they had time. Great way to meet fellow travelers. Amenity wise, Beacon 44 had everything we were looking for, fast WI-FI, decent cable, nice clean restrooms and showers and great little pool. We loved the vibe of Port O'Connor; it's a small, laid back fishing town right on the gulf with excellent fishing! If you don't fish, you might be bored here, though. No grocery stores in town but the big local gas station (name escapes me) has a decent selection of products. Port Lavaca is only 30 minutes away with an HEB and a Walmart. We'll be back next year for sure!